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Jan 02, 2021 | Darril Holden Jr.

Pivot - Unifying (1/2)

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
Matthew 12:30

…for whoever is not against us is for us.
Mark 9:40

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.
John 17:20-22

Unity

  • “State of being undivided; having oneness; a condition of harmony.”  (Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary)
     
  • “…being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”  (Phil 2:2)

God blesses unity.

Unity reflects the character of God.

Unifying

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood. (Ephesians 6:12)

Listen and learn. (James 1:19)

There is always a log. (Matthew 7:3)

  • What are we for?
  • How can I help?
  • Who can we serve?

Grace

Questions for Reflection/Discussion

  • Is it easier for you to find common ground or notice differences?  Why do you think that is?
  • What are some things that need to be true about us in order for us to “be one” as Jesus and God the Father are one?
  • Can you think of other ways that unity reflects the character of God?
  • Which of the attitudes or actions that move us toward unity come the most naturally to you?  Which presents the greatest challenge?
  • Have you experienced serving to be a unifying experience?  If so, share your experience.

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